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Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion

University of Cape Town via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn practical strategies for making education inclusive

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society.

On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.

The course has been created for teachers, other professionals and parents interested in developing inclusive education.

If you are part of a community wanting to develop inclusive education in a school, you could form a group to support each other’s learning and try out inclusive strategies. We will provide additional resources and ideas for those wanting to implement inclusive education practices, especially in low resource settings.

Reviews

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  • Anonymous
    A very well done course. It helps focusing the inclusion theme from many points of view. The materials are rich and diverse. The assesments are challenging and interesting.
    I liked the idea of seeing lessons realized in Africa. There were examples and interviews from India and Canada, too.
    There a many tips for teachers and the most important thing you learn is that if we understand the importance of inclusion, it's the greatest step towards it.
  • Phenyo Koka

    Phenyo Koka completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This course is useful for my present career as an educator, more especially since we are aiming at putting to practice an Inclusive Education. There are videos and articles available on the site to simplify the contents for this course. I was able to reflect back to real life situations, and this helped me follow.

    I have learned that learners need to be supported and catered for according to their various abilities, by everyone in the community. No learner should be disadvantaged because of their physical or mental abilities.

    I am grateful, I have taken this course. Thank you!!

    Phenyo Koka
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This has been an encouraging and motivating course in which I have enjoyed listening to different people from many different countries and cultures talk about their life, experiences and pieces of advice to put into practice. All this has helped me understand more about disabilities and how different schools face it. It will definitely make a difference in my teaching. I am sure I will have a chance to use the material and resources we have been given in this course. A great message to pass around is that about how all members in a community can change things by collaborating. Thank you
  • Ross Alonzo

    Ross Alonzo completed this course.

    The course Education for All is a comprehensive introduction to inclusive education that made me understand the concept of inclusion. It combines theoretical input and practical sharing from people who actually are involved in inclusive education.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I took up this course because I am passionate about working towards inclusiveness. I found the entire course to be very enriching and have learnt quit a deal about the specifics that I never knew about. I am glad I was given opportunities to share my experiences throughout the course in the discussion forum. I was also able to read comments by other students. It was interesting to learn from their experiences as well. The assignments were opportunities for me to apply my understanding and skills learnt during the course and at the same time reflect on my experiences. The entire course provides wonderful and enriching learning experiences. I loved it. Very satisfying for me.

    Thanks a lot. Good luck!
  • Anonymous
    Great course, very informative and comprehensive. Discussed the concept of disability, the role of the community, school, teacher and family, and then followed with practical advice.
  • Anonymous
    Through out this course I have reflected on my own practices within my classroom, with peer educators, and stakeholders/the community at large. I have refreshed knowledge about so much that I had forgotten. This course further reinforced my need to know...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this course to be very informative. I like the idea of sharing resources and information in order to offer the best to our students thus enabling them to stay in mainstream schools with the knowledge that they will have the best chance to learn. At the beginning of the course, I very much felt that it was in the childs best interest to go to a specialist school if the teachers in a mainstream school weren't trained to teach them and adapt to their abilities. However after taking into consideration that we are all in fact still learning, it is possible , with the right support to be able to give those children an enriched learning experience.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great course. A greeat reminder of life-long learning. A course that reminds us as a society on how valuable each person is regardless of one's being whether on is able or disabled, we all should be included rather than excluded from childhood starting with education. This course is a great capacity building platform for teachers and communities on how they can be agents of including those who are mostly marginalised in our society. This inclusion later leads to the marginalised later in life becoming independent and successful members of societies.
  • Anonymous
    This was an inspiring and very practical course on structuring educational systems in such a way that all children can benefit. instead of fitting children into the educational system, educational systems should be flexible enough to accommodate each child, even those with barriers to learning. Emphasis was placed on the family, school and classroom, and also on the role of the greater community and policy makers. The focus was on communities with few resources, stressing that attitude is more important than resources.
  • Anonymous
    Going through this course has helped me make some great changes in my teaching. It has also changed the mindset about disability. "Disability is not Inability". Inclusion is successful when the community is involved. So, as a teacher, you don't need to carry it all on your shoulder. Seek for help from every member of the community you can think of. Above all stay positive and Strive to make a difference in your community.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This Course surely, among others, is one of the most organised, detailed and well explained one; great lecturers and lots of videos for clarity.
  • Anonymous
    This course is superb and one of the best on line courses I have done on disabilty and the rights to education for all. The discussions, videos and resources provided are execellently selected for anyone's level of understanding of the issues involved. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. I will gladly recommend this course to anyone working to attain an inclusive society. At first I didnt think it would mean much to the work I do. However, the content covered is uniquely appropriate to what I would be doing which is developing modules for teacher training on inclusive education.

    Will like to do more in this field of study.
  • Anonymous
    This course is absolutely fantastic. It is constructed at a deep level, really great materials provided by the course providers. I have learned so much as a teacher, experienced of 14 years. I know that I am always learning, always trying to be a better teacher, but this course has really ignited further passions into helping children who have a disability. I just do not like the word disability. I prefer children with possibilities. Much more positive. I will be continuing further as a result of this fantastic course. Every teacher who has a child in their class who needs further teaching support, should study this course.
  • Anonymous
    This course is absolutely fantastic. It is constructed at a deep level, really great materials provided by the course providers. I have learned so much as a teacher, experienced of 14 years. I know that I am always learning, always trying to be a better teacher, but this course has really ignited further passions into helping children who have a disability. I just do not like the word disability. I prefer children with possibilities. Much more positive. I will be continuing further as a result of this fantastic course. Every teacher who has a child in their class who needs further teaching support, should study this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course has inspired my learning curiosity in wanting to make a difference at my place of work. Whilst we do have some sort of inclusive educational approach, I am not sure exactly how the provision is run or how effective it is etc.,
    I would like to make a difference in teaching ICT at the lower levels of learning - inclusivity is going to take time, looking at the current structure, speaking to tutors etc., I am currently studying for my MA in Education and I think I would like to incorporate something to do with inclusive learning as part of my dissertation.
    Thank you very much.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course has been an 'eye opener' to Inclusive Education. I don't regret taking it because I have learnt a lot through personal experiences and resources shared. The guidance through this course is great! Today, I feel positive about Inclusive Classroom...
  • TENJEI Godlive FON

    TENJEI Godlive FON completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    The course was very interesting, educative and easy to follow practically. Facilitators very welcoming and participant interaction comments on articles are very informative. You can count on this program to make inclusive education a reality. You will...
  • Anonymous
    benefit from the information provided, especially the practical advice for teachers or those working with children.

  • Anonymous
    Amazing content, easy to follow and with homework to improve yourself. Thanks a lot for all these classes!!!

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